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, president obama worked to refocus the health care debate on the successes of the affordable care act. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: the president touted benefits of the affordable care act at the white house this afternoon, flanked by people who've gained under the program. >> right now, what this law is doing is helping folks. and we're just getting started with the exchanges, just getting started with the marketplaces. so, we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> reporter: the president's appearance opened a new public relations offensive to move beyond the law's troubled rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the web site discourage you because it's working better now, and it's just going to keep on working better over time. everyday i check to make sure that it's working better, and >> reporter: meanwhile, white house chief of staff denis mcdonough reported the healthcare.gov web site had more than one million visitors yes
insurance through obama care. nearly 80% say they think the quality of health care will either stay the same or get worse because of the affordable care act. and more than 50% think that obama care will make their health costs increase. president obama may have won the youth vote back in 2008 and 2012 with 60% of the vote but what harvard poll finds 40% of young voters approve of his job. he'll have a lot of convincing to do. >> chris, there are other polls much more popular with young people. that grabbed some attention yesterday. >> where is the surprise in all of this. >> i was going to ask you about this. >> why anybody in their 20s with very little money want to shell out anything for anything long term? they want to shell out what they have to shell out especially if they are married with kids. this is the old consumer curve. the indifference curve. economics 101. people prefer this stuff now. that's use get paid interest to lend your money and deposit it in a bank. it's indifference. people want the money now. so clearly for a young person to think ahead or take personal responsibilit
. and on the subject of the affordable care act, it's not enough to call it a government takeover of health care, now they are being called nazi brown shirts. got to stop referring to people as nazis. >>> let me finish with president obama coming here tomorrow night. it will be right on television tomorrow night at 7:00. this is "hardball," place for politics. if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. try it for a month. then go ahead and try to spot a spot. aveeno® positively radiant. naturally beautiful results. [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. with 2x the meat of other leading brands... ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades. iams. keep love str
'donnell." >> the president wants every to know there are only 20 days left to purchase health insurance coverage that will be effective january 1st, and today, the president picked up one very happy customer. >> there's a major new push to focus positive attention on obama care. >> more than a website. >> touting the improvements made to the site. >> that's what you'll hear from president obama today. >> the website is working well for the vast majority of users. >> it's not just a broken website. >> it's plagued with problems. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> we're not going back. >> republicans have to answer for the lack of a plan. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. >> we'll see. >> cricket, if you will. >> they are advocated for underinsurance. >> what's needed in the house is leadership. >> he presides over the least productive congress. >> the house continues to do its job. >> since world war ii. >> we've done our work. >> really? >> the american people want to pick their own type of health insurance. >> i'm absolute lay being offered competitive plans with what i have. >> mo
. >> here's the headline at the mcklatchy washington bureau, obama strives to pivot from health care woes. baum told hundreds of supporters that america needed to move beyond the health care website to focus on the benefits of the law, the hand picked group of supporters. all they need is special uniforms, mr. producer and learn how to march and salute and carry flags. i think brown would be good, you know, brown shirts. >> i'm sure mark levine's awaiting my interview tomorrow night with the president. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. it card, which rewards her for responsibly managing her card balance. before receiving $25 toward her balance each quarter for making more than her minimum payment on time each month. tracey got the bankamericard better balance rewards credit card, which fits nicely with everything else in life she has to balance. that's the benefit of responsibility. apply online or visit a bank of america near you. it's not the "limit the cash i earn every month" card. it's not the "i only earn decent rewards at the gas station" card. it's the no-games,
? burke and payne, obama, obama care. is obama care a burkian approach to health care or a radical approach to health care? let's start with that? one of the big differences between burke and payne was a difference about what kind of knowledge is available to us in solving social problems. payne thought politics to a certain extent should by a plead to technical knowledge. and that one of the purposes of government was to allow for applied expertise to address social problems. block thought social knowledge could only exist in a form and apply it through institutions that apply broad ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $369 a month . tistfest test test test test test test. with premium care maintenance included. ♪ >> welcome back to "morning joe." with us now is katrina. she is with us with her new being. also the teacher featured in the boo
unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion overwhelmingly. health carethe good bill. tha
a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of healthcare.gov so people can look at plans in a much more comprehensive way. based on what we learn, we continue to make these improvements. so by the time we get to the end of open enrollment march 31st, as many people who want to sign up
-span. >> president obama's use of power related to the health care law. immigration policies and drug laws. coverage ofour live the hearing starting at 10:00 c-span 2.rn on are you walk in, there tables in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. temperature pamphlet is how the take ment is trying to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all
now and christmas eve, the white house says president obama is going to be doing some public thing every day to highlight good things about health reform, and to get people to sign up for insurance. december 23rd is the next big enrollment deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama
. let's preserve freedom and choice and health care. fine, keep the obama care health plans in place. give those as an option for individuals. but we should also give individuals the freedom to choose a plan that doesn't have the mandate of coverages because that is what is driving up the cost. >> it doesn't work. >> it's not going to work anyway. but if you want to set this up as an insurance pool which means you're paying insurance and you're a man and you don't want to have paternity coverage, you've got to pay it too. that's the way it works out. and i'm not arguing whether this should have been done or not, that's the only way it works. >> it's not working out. >> but that's -- what you're talking about is -- >> does anybody believe the cost curve has been bent down? i mean -- >> there are arguments. i'm not picking up the flag and waving with this, but if you have peter orszag or somebody else come in, they will say, yes, it will bend. >> it is also because of what was happening with things like health savings accounts and higher deductible plans, which is really where the move
today about health care reform republican style. >> when you look at obama care, what you see is a government-centered health care delivery system. that's not what the american people want. the american people want to pick their own type of insurance, their own doctor, their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system looks like. >> will that be up for a vote in 2014, a plan like that? >> will that be up in 2014? >> we'll see. >> steve schmidt, the guy can't even take the question seriously. the republicans in the house would vote on anything involving health care from their side, an idea from their side. >> it's interesting, one of the founders of the democratic leadership council out with a book today that charts bill clinton's rise to power. when you look at bill clinton coming to power after three disastrous elections where the democratic party was viewed as unelectable by a lot of the country, it was fueled by ideas, by platform, by a vision of where to lead to reinvent the party. and you see the great deficit in those remarks by the speaker that the c
southeastern united states, the only state that did put up its own state-run website for people to buy health insurance was kentucky, where the democratic governor of kentucky wholeheartedly embraced the whole idea of obama care, right, and who famously, the citizens of kentucky have reaped the benefit. kentucky now leads the nation in new sign-ups for health insurance, and that would be huge anywhere. it is a particularly huge deal for a state whose population is as unhealthful as kentucky's is. i don't mean any offense by it, but kentucky's population ranks at the bottom or toward the bottom of the nation's health ratings in lots and lots and lots of different categories, and kentucky has a lot of uninsured people. and it's the exact same deal two states over in mississippi, but in these two states, in the same part of the country, with the same health problems in their populations and a lot of the same challenges, one of them, kentucky, is now best in the nation in terms of people getting health insurance, and one of them, mississippi, is now worst in the nation, and not because they would
coverage or health care. and the doctors on the back side of this obama care, when they're able to sign up, the medicaid dollars fall short, a lot of doctors are going to say i'm not getting reimbursed enough, i'm not taking those type of paints and you've got a whole other set of problems. the rhetoric the president is using now where he said most people will get better coverage and cheaper coverage, he's toned that down and saying there's a good chance you'll be able to do that. that doesn't help red state democrats in the 2014 midterms because they want some rhetoric they're going to be able to feed to people that undergird the promises they made when they parroted what obama said. so i think that's going to be a huge problem. if republicans continue to focus on the website, they're missing the bigger issue of coverage itself, which i think is much more difficult to handle than the website itself. >> but don't you worry about red state republicans like those in kentucky where the site is flourishing and those guys have been nothing but obstacles in trying to make an exchange, like kentu
down a line that 26,000 people use each day. obama administration said the health website has been fixed and can handle 50,000 visitors at once. the white house said the site is working more than 90% of the time. antigovernment protests in thailand, ukraine and egypt are violent and all three countries they used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds. owning an original picassi for $100 and the painting master will be here to tell us about the opportunity and more on the mission to mars and becoming the third country to land on the lunar surface. >>> i'm mark morgan and what may be bad news for the afc peyton manning has another offensive weapon and details ahead in sports. >>> i'm nicole mitchell and we could have the coldest air in over a decade, i'll have the chilling national forecast. >>> that is going to do it for this hour of al jazeera america. i'm morgan and stephanie sy is back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. an america tonight special report. as states try to save money, are prisoners paying the price? >> what are you talking about, he's dead. >> an exclusive inv
they could have 6 to 8 million people enrolled for health care. >> as president obama told abc's barbara walters his legacy may depend on it. >> the good thing about when you are down, you have nowhere to go but up. >> the next deadline at the white house is december 23rd. that's the date when people must be enrolled if they want coverage by the first of next year. one top aide told me, our fingers are crossed. john and diana? >> jeff, thank you for that. >>> another washington-based on-line frenzy has been resolved. this one involving picking a new name for the panda cub born in august at the smithsonian zoo. 100,000 on-line voters around the world chose bao-bao which means precious or treasure. >> so cute. >> totally cute. >> the panda cub won't have to brave the elements for sometime but for the rest of you here's a look at the weather. wintry mix of rain and snow will stretch from the pacific norse to the great lakes. other than showers in the carolinas mostly dry everywhere else. >> 30s and 40s in the north, 50s and 60s in me mid section. 60s and 70s across the south. >>> first it w
on the obamacare rollout. the obama administration, the troubled health care website a vastly improved since the disastrous rollout back in october. so much so that it appears that the website may have reached its maximum capacity. now, the former head of the massachusetts health exchange. great to have you back on the show. welcome. >> thank you. nice to be here. lori: health and human services is saying that they are running 90% of the time. does that mean anyone can log on and expect to sign up in a reasonable time? >> well, apparently not. it would be nice to have it running close to 100 percent. >> describe the kern vulnerabilities. >> they have done a heroic effort over the last five or six weeks in marshalling resources to try to improve what was clearly not functioning very well at all. really not functioning. but you would like to get those -- the consumer experience will depend upon all of the links in the process working. working close to 100 percent. that is really what you would like to see. and you know, that is just the basics, frankly. the really interesting stuff is down the
yourself. check out how not to get hacked on "cnn money." >>> the obama care fiasco is down right absurd. the administration says the health care.gov website is fixed so logon and apply if -- if you're one of the first 50,000 people on the site. if not, get in line. and the government is going to send you an e-mail telling you a better time to sign up. imagine doing holiday shopping on a site like amazon. you mow what you want. you can't buy it until other people complete their purchases. would you stick around and wait for amazon to send you an e-mail waiting on you to come bark and buy something? how about your fantasy football team. see how you're fairing on a sunday afternoon, right? no, come back at midnight and the site will send you the e-mail. it kind of reminds me of this, remember this? logging on, verifying user name and password, connecting, that's what this feels like. what's the big deal? a little patience never hurt anyone, right? wrong. obama care is different. it won't work if young americans don't sign up. technology gives young people the luxury of instant everything.
this live during the show yesterday. president obama's powerful remarks on income and equality. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. >> here we are 24 hours later and some calling it one of the most important speeches of president obama's history in office. why? the agenda panel will dig in on that and we're following this developing news where fast food workers across the country, protesting and calling for higher wages and will the demonstrations make a difference? katy tur will join me from the site of one protest in new york city and this is the topic of our big question for you today. do you think today's protest will have any impact on the living wage debate? we have major cities where fast food workers will walk out at the height of lunchtime, weigh in on facebook or twitter. we'll get your remarks on the air. [ female announcer ] it balances you... it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to liv
on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices at the same time. so house republicans will continue to listen to our constituents, listen to the american people and try to focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. >> this as a new poll a gallup poll shows young americans between 18 and 29 don't know much about the affordable care act. unfortunatel
'm a member of that hearing, the health subcommittee. other members and i heard testimony on the obama administration's efforts to protect private citizens' sensitive health care data on the online marketplace. hearing recent concerns that the site would become a central target for these so-called genius hackers and online thieves, we must make protection of personal data one of the top priorities going forward. healthcare.gov's rollout has been completely unacceptable, and we must work to ensure that the site's data security operations aren't fumbled as well as it would be an even bigger disaster for the american people already faced with the other consequences of the law, including higher premiums and the likelihood that they will be unable to see the doctors which they are accustomed, the hospitals which they are accustomed to going to. this disruption is unbelievable, mr. speaker, and it's probably why senator orrin hatch from utah, back when this bill was signed into law by president obama, said in his experience -- and he's got lots of experience. been in both chambers. is the wo
of concern about nelson mandela's health then. it very much dominated the conversation that president obama had with south africans when he was there and spent a lot of time reflecting on nelson mandela's leadership then, calling him the george washington of south africa. i wouldn't be surprised if he will say things like that remarking upon his leadership, not just the personal connects but what he means to democracy when democracy and freedom finally are spread around the world. >> chuck todd, who now will be able to take his seat in the front row of the briefing room. the president is due to come in any moment just behind chuck and address the nation on the loss of nelson mandela. >> he closed his statement from the dock saying i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal, which i hope to live for and achieve. but, if needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to dichlt nelson mandela lived for t
] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by secretary of state john kerry and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. the event was 40 minutes. [applause] >> hello. [applause] thank you, thank you, thank you, everybody, please, have a seat, well, thank you, grant, for your outstanding leadership of the office of national aids policy and thanks to all of you for being here. this is a pretty distinguished crowd, i have to say. it is wonderful to be here. i should say, actually, welcome back, because many 6 you joined us before as we mark new milestones in the fight against hiv and aids, and i'm honored that you could join us in commemorating world aids day, which was yesterday. this is a time for remembering the friends and loved ones that we lost, celebrating the extraordinary progress, thanks to people in the room that we've been able to make, and most importantly, recommitting ourselves to the mission that we share, which is achieving an aids-free generation. i e
left intact, and instead of universal health care, they got obamacare. mr. obama's not running for office, a whole new feisty brand of populism is sweeping the party. firebrands like warren along with new york city's new mayor, bill de blasio, are some of the darlings. centrists from the think tank third way warned against moving to the extreme left in a scathing "wall street journal" op-ed that said, quote: >> r eporter: former president bill clinton deliberately picked fights with far-left liberals to cast himself and the party as more mainstream. both parties face this. listen to a warning for his own party, democrats, from indiana u.s. senator even bye. >> i do think you're going to see a more activist, liberal wig of the democratic party, and you may see them playing the same role in democratic primary contests that the tea party has played on the republican side where you have anti-establishment, more ideologically pure, for lack of a better word, candidates running which then lead to less electable nominees. >> reporter: so centrists are warning the liberal progressives
, health care? >> democrats wonder in poll, which party do you want to see in democrats? obama versus mccain, obama, definitely. they went in, used their power to implement and missed a backlash for doing something that in the polls in 2008 would have been very popular. >> i wonder if some democrats say, you know, health care was supposed to be popular. too. >> here's my favorite political point of all time, which is that both parties fear their flanks but in different ways. republicans fear the republicans have feared the far right in the sense of oh, no, we better appease them. >> they lose primaries. >> democrats fear the left of their party, oh, we don't want to be associated which them. you see this sort of play out in election after election. we don't want to seem like we are which those people when, in fact, that is who elects presidents. >> that is the democratic base and increaseingly, every poll shows they are representing more and more of this populist unmet node early. >> that is right. when democrats start losing primaries, everyone can criticize the president. that stinks.
change. it is obama care. >> there is no accountablity in firing one person or twochlt there is accountability in changing legislation and the 5 million that lost health insurance. and tens of millions. >> marilyn ta venner and henrow childs chief digital contractor who would go? >> the chief of staff? >> i don't think we'll so sebelius go precisely they don't want to go through a confirmation process. i assume it would be somebody in the lower level. the thing is, it shouldn't be something that is deputy in response to public outcry. it should have been done because people should be held accountable. at this point it is appeasing the people if he does in fact fire somebody. >> more troubling details on the deal with iran. new reports on what the administration is prepared to coto coop things from going off of the rails. >> and a guiness world record. you may want to cover your years with earmuffs, bill. >> i see. ♪ ♪ hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo...hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo hoo. sir... i'll get it together i promise... heeheehee. jimmy: ronny, how happy are folks who save hundreds of do
speaks with reporters at the christian science monitor. as a hearing on how the health care law will affect medicare advantage plans. president obama on jobs and income inequality. >> several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. jack lew will be at the charitable trust to discuss the state of financial reform. , members of the house energy and commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. we cover a democratic steering committee hearing on the unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> we will focus on the farm with one of the conferees. we will take your questions about the affordable care act and budget negotiations. washington journal is live on c- span every day at 7:00 eastern. >> friday, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health starting live at 7:30 a.m. easter with the director -- eastern with the director. 8:00, infectious diseases director. at 9:00, national cancer institute director. a look at the national institute of mental health. all wit
at ways where we could improve the implementation of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] stanback good afternoon, everybody and welcome to the oversight committee subcommittee on assistance disabilities and affairs outcome can't order. for the past year, members of the subcommittee as well as full va initiatives on in order to fulfill the secondaries: disability benefits claims for 2015. vba implemented national initiatives within its regional offices, including challenging quality review teams come at those certification test them, simplified and fully developed claims. bba also rolled out technologies in the form of the veterans benefits management system and several other electronic projects as those two processing models for future again it might cross functional team. all along, dba indicated significant
.com. >>> president obama appears to be losing support from voters who at first backed his health care reform law. his approval rating among voters under the age of 29, the so-called millennials, has dropped 11 points since april. 57% of the younger voters say they disapprove of the president's signature law. >>> major malfunction on the bay area rapid transit system sent nine people to the hospital. b.a.r.t. said one emergency brake spontaneously engaged in the morning rush stranding hundreds of passengers in the tunnel for an hour. witnesses say the cars filled up with smoky, noxious fumes later identified as brake dust. >>> autopsy results show actor paul walker died from the combined effect of the car crash and subsequent fire and word this morning from universal pictures it shut down production indefinitely on "fast and furious 7." the latest installment had begun shooting in september but was far from complete. >>> millions of americans are shivering as the cold snap spreads to the south. the extreme cold has shut down schools, businesses an even the denver zoo and the state of montana is dippin
the communications act. in 15 minutes, a hearing on how the health care law will affect medicare advantage plans. after that, president obama on jobs, the economy, and income inequality. several live events tomorrow morning. treasury secretary jack lew will be discussing the state of financial reform on c-span two at 8:45 eastern. a.m., marissa of the house energy and committee subcommittee on energy and power will hear from federal energy regulatory commissioners. eastern later at 10:30 on c-span three, a democratic hearing onmmittee unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. as you walk in, there are tables in front with lots of pamphlets. prior to entering the gun show. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your rights to own guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? pedantic -- i am an academic researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand t
of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> it is time to ensure our collective bargaining laws so students have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and wages for the battle class. [applause] is time to pass the paycheck fairness act. [applause] it is time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers cannot be fired for who they are or what they love. [applause] and even though we bring manufacturing jobs back to america, we are creating more good paying jobs in business services and education and health care. we know that we will have greater portion of our people in the service sector. guido's that there are fast food workers, the airport to workers commanders is assistance cover retail sales to workfare tales of. [applause] and still living at or barely above poverty it is will pass the time to
. how can president obama be a racist when he is trying to provide health care to every american regardless of what ethnicity they are. back to the economy, you said you are optimistic. specifically, why? caller: it is getting better. buts not 100% better it is getting better. the former president, bush, made this economy terrible. now that things are getting better, it is just taking time. the republicans just keep blocking everything obama puts out there. if the republicans learn how to work with the president, maybe things can move much faster. was: do you think it because of government intervention that the economy is getting better you go -- better yet go -- better? republicans learn how to work with the president, they be things will get done faster. there would be faster growth in the economy. host: angela in georgia. from the 31 toso 50 category. deep in southwest georgia. agomember about 15 years when president george w. bush encouraged companies to thin work overseas and to emphasize we should have a service economy. college graduate, i have a degree in certification. i
is clear rested, bright eyed and bushy tail them newest member of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the bark fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it head added to the festivities. and of course anything involving a puppy makes it our favorite story of the day. here's maib mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sonny, the newest member of the obama family joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sonny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil th
whether president obama had overstepped his constitutional authority, and that man who you just saw spiking there is michael can -- speaking there is michael cannon. he is the director of health policy studies at cato, and he joins me now. michael, welcome. very good to have you here today. >> thank you, martha. martha: obviously, a very strong comment. you're saying that the actions of this government, of president obama,ç are so egregious that they could herbally lead people to -- potentially lead people to revolt. >> no, those weren't my comments at all. what i was trying to say is the president has repeatedly ignored the text of the patient be protection and affordable care act, and the constitution says the president shall take care to insure that the laws are faithfully executed. martha: that's right. >> the president has given illegal subsidies to members of congress to protect them from the harms that obamacare inflicts on them. he is imposing taxes that the law does not authorize, issuing other subsidies the law does not authorize, and the point that i was making was that
for that purpose. mr. holtz-eakin, since passage of the president's health care plan, millions of americans and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive ben
at the national institutes of mental health with dr. thomas insel live on c-span. >> we'll have president obama talking about the economy coming up in a few minutes. it's scheduled for 11:15 a.m. eastern. until then, some house republican reaction to discussions on the iran nuclear program. host: congressman, let me begin with the iran nuclear deal. in "the washington post" this morning, this is how they begin their story. host: which do you think it is? guest: i don't think anything has changed. i think those probably completely wrong. i think iran will be doing what it has been doing for the last decade, keep enritching. if they stop short enritching to a nuclear capability, they'll be building up their ballistic missiles and their ability to reach out further and further and hit southeast europe and hit different parts of israel. so even if they stop their -- the enrichment capability just short of what's permissible under this new deal, they'll be able to spread to that in a month or two and arm their ballistic weapons which they're still making in droves. so i don't think this does anythin
of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold varmus. at nine: 30 come i look at the national institute of mental health with director thomas in cell -- thomas insel. all with your comments live on c-span. >> the alliance for health reform will host a discussion on how medicare costs will be patient by new hospital bus vacations. you can see the discussion friday starting at 12:15 eastern on c-span two. and on c-span 3, formal utah governor and presidential candidate jon huntsman and former indiana governor and senator evan by will talk about bipartisanship. >> i am
's the health plan that the government has mandated. which is the joke in this real life. there is no way to make this stuff up. so that it exceeds irony. [laughter] but obama isn't even a liberal. he's a social democrat, and this i argued from -- he gave a speech to a joint session of congress a month after his inauguration in which he explained who he was, he dropped the mask. he'd been in the '08 election, he was a rorschach test. but now he explained exactly who he was. he'd been in office for a month, there was no need for the veil. he said i'm not a clinton, i'm here to change america, and he went ahead and explained exactly how he was going to do it. trillion dollar stimulus, the largest spending bill in galactic history, and then he followed it with obamacare which is a revolution in one-sixth and a takeover of a sixth of the american economy. which to me, and i wrote at the time before he enacted all of this, made ima social democrat on the european model. very unusual for the united states. people ask me, well, what's a social democrat? the only way to explain it is with a famou
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